Senior Center offers valentines, robots and more in February

The Senior Center has a packed schedule in February.

The Senior Center, located at 1004 Bank SW Rd., has a packed schedule in February, filled with art, activities, talks, meals, programs and services for Vashon elders.

A hot lunch is served each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:45 a.m. A special Valentine’s Day lunch will be served on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

On view at the Senior Center throughout February is Margaret Bickel’s quilt show. Bickel, who has lived on Vashon for most of her 78 years, makes some seasonal quilts and others, just for fun.

Seniors are invited to join Vashon Scouts at the center for a “First Friday” board game event, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2. Pizza, ice cream and refreshments will be served.

Join Vashon author Jeanie Okimoto at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, when Okimoto will discuss her play, “Walter’s Muse,” a love story for the senior set, scheduled for a free reading at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at Bethel Church.

High tech will take center stage at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, when islander Ben Goetzel will discuss and demonstrate Grace, a humanoid robot who is designed to be a health care assistant to nurses, as well as other tasks. Goetzel runs a global network and artificial intelligence platform called Singularity Net.

On Thursday, Feb. 15, The Center will sponsor a field trip to the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. Leave the Center at 8:15 for a 9 a.m. ferry — and wear comfortable walking shoes. The cost for members is $40, and non-members $55. Find out more by calling 206-463-5173.

The Senior Center will mark Black History Month at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, with the documentary film, “Black History Activators,” a timely documentary featuring educational, in-depth introductions to some of the most notable and integral individuals and events that make up Black History.

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